Charlotte Green's Culture Club - Sunday 14 February 2016, 3pm

Howard Goodall Classic FM Live 2013 the performanc

Composer and broadcaster Howard Goodall is Charlotte's guest this week.

This week, Charlotte is joined by Classic FM’s former Composer in Residence, Howard Goodall.

Being both composer and orchestrator in a West End show isn’t easy, as Howard explains, but for him there really isn’t anything quite as collaborative as a musical. His show, Bend it Like Beckham, takes melodic elements from Indian and Western culture, mixing them together – Howard talks about the challenges he faced trying to marry these unique sounds.

Also hear Howard’s strong views on musical education, which plays an important part in his life. How can classical music engage young children? His views on classroom teaching see him advocate practical music making far above ‘musical snobbery’, which should be left at the door.

Classic FM Apps

Get the Classic FM app for iPhone, iPad and Android - now with HD audio

The Super Mario Brothers theme

The Super Mario Brothers theme in the style of Mozart and Shostakovich

Composer quotes quiz

Quiz: Can you complete the famous quote from each composer?

Mozart or Drake?

Quiz: Are you more like Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart or Drake?